Celexa side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Celexa side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Celexa. The review is based on 41,519 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Celexa

Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Celexa 47,276 users)


On Jan, 16, 2019

41,519 people who take Celexa are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Celexa side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vision blurred
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Weight decreased
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
1 - 6 months:
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  • Aggression
  • Calculus ureteric (stone in ureter)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight increased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Vomiting
  • Cardiac failure congestive
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
6 - 12 months:
  • Maternal drugs affecting foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Pain
  • Premature baby
  • Psychotic disorder
1 - 2 years:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Nervous system disorder (a general class of medical conditions affecting the nervous system)
  • Speech disorder developmental
  • Suicide attempt
2 - 5 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  • Sudden death
  • Swelling
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Vertigo
  • Aggression
5 - 10 years:
  • Weight decreased
  • Madarosis (absence or loss of the eyelashes)
  • Stress symptoms
  • Vestibular neuronitis (inflammation of the vestibular nerve)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Acne (skin problems that cause pimples)
  • Acute myocardial infarction (acute heart attack)
  • Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
  • Altered state of consciousness (altered state of mind)
  • Anger
10+ years:
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity)
  • Dyslipidaemia (abnormal amount of lipids)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Fear
  • Haemorrhage (bleeding)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Testicular atrophy (wasting of testes)
  • Breast cancer female
not specified:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Pain
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Death

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Pain
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Suicidal ideation
male:
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Pneumonia
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Suicide attempt
  • Rash
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pain

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Talipes
  • Premature baby
  • Congenital anomaly (birth defect)
  • Drug maladministration
  • Pneumonia
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Craniosynostosis (a baby is born with an abnormally shaped skull or develops one during growth)
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Maternal drugs affecting foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)
  • Neonatal disorder (disease of neonates)
2-9:
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Status epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Drug effect decreased
  • Impulsive behaviour
  • Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
  • Multi-organ failure (multisystem organ failure)
  • Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)
  • Tongue oedema (swelling of tongue)
10-19:
  • Weight increased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vomiting
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight decreased
  • Abdominal pain upper
20-29:
  • Pain
  • Uterine perforation (accidental puncture of the uterus)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Drug ineffective
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • Weight decreased
  • Cholecystitis chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  • Vision blurred
30-39:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Suicidal ideation
40-49:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Drug ineffective
50-59:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pain
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
60+:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Death
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pneumonia
  • Drug ineffective
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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